Science Operations Announcements

Observing databases offline November 30

December 2nd, 2011
The Gemini Observatory observing databases will be offline for several hours on Wednesday November 30 while we perform quarterly software updates. Affected applications include the Observing Tool (OT) and the web report forms. The new 2012A OT should be available on Thursday December 1 and will be required for all subsequent fetch/store operations. Please check this site for further announcements.

Observing databases offline November 30

October 3rd, 2011
The Gemini Observatory observing databases will be offline for several hours on Wednesday November 30 while we perform quarterly software updates. Affected applications include the Observing Tool (OT) and the web report forms. The new 2012A OT should be available on Thursday December 1 and will be required for all subsequent fetch/store operations. Please check this site for further announcements.

Updated beta version of the Gemini IRAF package released

August 18th, 2011
An updated beta version of the Gemini IRAF package (v1.11beta2) has been released. This version is required for processing new GNIRS data from Gemini North and includes a complete set of MDFs, configuration files and examples. This beta version of the Gemini IRAF package should not be used to process data other than GNIRS data, since rigorous testing of the reduction of other types of data has not been completed at this time. Please see Gemini Data Processing Software page for more information.

Observing database offline June 1

May 27th, 2011
The Gemini Observatory observing database will be offline on Wednesday June 1 while upgrades are performed in preparation for the start of the 2011B semester. Affected applications include the Observing Tool (OT) and the web report forms. The new 2011B OT should be available on Thursday June 2 and will be required for all subsequent fetch/store operations. Please check this site for further announcements.

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